Wow... filming roads. Hey Speilberg, what's next? Grass growing? j/k I'm sure there's a good reason. Just to add in, my first external was a Maxtor 200GB and it's been a workhorse for just about 2 years now. Never a problem. I've had it plugged in directly to the PC via firewire but now it's hubbed with a Seagate 200GB and an Acomdata 250GB.